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Ted Parson: It’s time to take climate engineering seriously

According to UCLA Law School’s Ted Parson, those measures probably need to include climate engineering—large-scale manipulations of environmental processes to counteract global warming. That’s what he argued in an article titled “Climate policymakers and assessments must get serious about climate engineering,” published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Parson, co-director...


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GSWRG Prepares for the World Water Forum College Grant Program for 2018-2019, starting on October 13.

This year, the GSWRG is disseminating information about the upcoming World Water Forum College Grant Program, which is administered by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. (MWD)  Additional sponsors are the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County and Water for People. $10,000 competitive grants are...



Novel legal strategy underpins sea level rise lawsuits against oil and coal

“We’re in uncharted territory here pretty fundamentally,” said Sean Hecht, co-executive director of the UCLA law school’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. “The theory behind it is an interesting one: that essentially, petroleum products should be considered defective when used as directed because of the harms that they cause.”



‘Most important vote’ set today for cap and trade

“I consider A.B. 398 to be a pretty good compromise and one that doesn’t threaten the environmental integrity of the climate program in any serious way,” said Cara Horowitz, co-director of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. “Folks may or may not like the...